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Jewellery & Metal (MA)

Chuqing Luo

Chuqing Luo is a jeweller whose focus is on communication, emotions and expression. Over the last two years she has worked with issues of emotional anxiety, expecially social phobia. She sees jewellery as a bridge or a language, and tries to be not only a speaker but also a healer for the audience, and also for herself. 

In the future, she plans to develop design that focuses on wellbeing and the interaction between people and jewellery.


BA Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology - Jewellery Design

MA Royal College of Art – Jewellery and Metal


Degree Details

School of Arts & Humanities

Jewellery & Metal (MA)


The words we can’t speak will never disappear.

The unspoken exists with the help of every inch of the body and expresses itself through the body,

building a bridge between speechless people and the public, so we can see it, hear it and feel it.


What is unspoken focuses on the matter of speechlessness: imagine our body is like a container full of our thoughts. The words travel through our veins and organs as if they are on an adventure. 


Thoughts are generated in the brain, go through other organs and send a signal to our vocal cords to be expressed through sounds. When this condition cannot be fulfilled, they will instead be expressed through our eyes, hands, skin and other parts of our body.

Chuqing has developed something that people can interact with, and feels that the situation of people who have social phobia can be helped with by reducing their embarrassment with their pleasure from an interesting interaction. Her work addresses a serious topic in an interesting form, which has also provided a solution for her.


These devices are designed for people with social phobia. The shell is made of

silver, and the core is a specially programmed circuit board; it can be activated by a

magnet through fundamental social interactions such as a shoulder pat and hug.

The

lighting on the device changes through these interactions.

Medium:

silver / magnet / electric board